Religion: Citizen of Atlanta

In addition to one of the fullest preaching schedules in Georgia, Methodist Charles Allen writes a Sunday column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Were people really reading him? He found out when he remarked in his column that he had some nice color reproductions, billfold size, of a picture of Christ, and would send one to anybody who wrote in. Last week—a month later—letters were still pouring in, 10,035 so far, asking for nearly 65,000 copies of the picture.

Thirty-eight-year-old Pastor Allen was honestly surprised, but some of his parishioners were not. They are used to things happening in a large way around...

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